Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania It's a Zoo Out There Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  I hope you've been enjoying February, it's hard to believe it's almost March.  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania challenge and this time it's all about animals.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - It's a Zoo Out There
(use animals like cats, dogs, fish, birds, elephants etc.)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.

Challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
A big thank you to Beccy's Place for supplying the DT with images!  
 http://beccysplace.com/

I used an image and sentiment from the Garden Silhouette Set.  I used Distress Inks to sponge a background - Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketches.  I was thinking of cutting the sentiment out with a more intricate die and then realized it would kind of go against the saying, lol.  So I stuck with a simple stitched oval die.

The frame is from Frantic Stamper.

Inside:

I added Wink of Stella to the moon to give it some shimmer.

Recipe:  Digital SS-Beccy's Place Garden Silhouette Set, PP-Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Collection Seasonal Sentiments, Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels, My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Ovals, Wink of Stella-Clear, Distress Inks-Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers & Blueprint Sketches, Craft Foam.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels Die

My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Oval Die

I hope you can join us for the animal challenge,
Deneen

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Roses Are Red Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's one week until Valentine's Day so the challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania this time is Roses Are Red...use lots of red.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - Roses Are Red
(use lots of red on your project)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.

Challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  5.5" x 5.5"
It's almost Valentine's Day, but I thought I would switch up the sentiment so that I could use my card for a wedding.  It's been a while since I used dimensional flowers so it was fun creating this card. I added a piece of silver cardstock as a mat behind the red cardstock.

I like dimension on my cards but it's difficult to cut already small foam squares into teeny tiny foam squares.  So I started using craft foam!!  At first I bought the foam to use behind larger solid areas, but I saw a few people using it behind more intricate die cuts so I thought this would be a great chance to try it and show you the results.  I have a photo below of the craft foam.

Inside:


Even this close up it's hard to see that the craft foam is even there!

Here's the piece of foam I used, it doesn't matter if it's got a design on it (the local dollar store was clearing out of foam that had designs on it), I just make sure to cut it so that the design goes against the card front, not my die cut.  I have Tombow diamond dot adhesive to adhere the cardstock to the foam.

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-red & green, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Silver CS, Cheery Lynn Designs-Sophia's Heart & Mini Fanciful Flourish Left & Right, We R Memory Keepers EF-Quilted, Foam Squares, Roses, Altenew SS-Label Love, Verve SS-Wishing You, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black, Viva Decor Holo Iridescent Glitter, Pearls.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Sophia's Heart Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish Left & Right Dies
We R Memory Keepers Quilted Embossing Folder

I hope you can join use for the challenge,
Deneen

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania I am Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's been a chilly January but we're almost through it.  The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania this time is I am Crafting...sewing, knitting, carpentry, etc.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - I am Crafting
(sewing, knitting, carpentry, etc.)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I went with knitting for this challenge.  I had this Inspired Stamps set called New Baby that was perfect for the challenge.  I used dies that had stitching in it to continue with the theme.


Inside:
Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Island Mist Double Dot, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, My Favorite Things-Stitched Scallop, Inspired Stamps SS-New Baby, Versafine Onyx Black, CTMH Ink-Juniper, White Organza Ribbon, Pearls, Foam Squares.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Die

I hope you can join us for the Crafting Challenge.
Deneen

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Winter Wonderland Challenge (Template and Link)

Hello and welcome here!  Wow, time flies and it's a new year already.  Here's to being creative this year!!  Cuttlebug Mania is back at it and this time the challenge is Winter...nature, snow, ice, winter sports etc.

Challenge - Winter
(nature, snow, ice, winter sports etc.)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.


Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Album Size:  4" x 6" (cover is 4.25" x 6.25)
I took a class at our local scrapbook store The Scrapbook Cottage and made a cute mini album.  I took my instructions and came home and made a ton more.  Okay, lol, not a ton, but at last count I made 14, with a few more prepped on my desk to finish. It's one of the one 12x12 sheets type.  But with this album you can add as many 12x12 sections that you want.  For these I added 2 12x12 sections.

So all in all, this album takes 3 cardstock and 3 patterned papers (or 2 pieces of CS and 2 pieces PP for the smaller album), with next to nothing left.  The spine is part of the measurements but I wanted a contrasting colour so I used an extra little piece of cardstock.

I love my Memory Box sled!  Perfect for the wintery feel of the album!


The way the cardstock is cut and folded, you can adhere the pages to make pockets for tags...which is all included in the measurements of the CS and PP.

Recipe:  PP-Authentique Wintery One, Three & Four, Bazzill CS-red, cream & green, Memory Box-Large Winter Sled, Richard Garay-Knitted Pattern EF, Martha Stewart-Branch Punch & Cherish Border Punch, Tonic Studio Ticket/Tag Punch, Hole Punch, Silver 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Red 1/4" Satin Ribbon, Natural Fibers, Foam Squares, Pearls.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Memory Box Large Winter Sled Die
Richard Garay Knitted Pattern Embossing Folder

Hope you can join us for the Winter Challenge!
Deneen

I found the instructions online at Astrid's Artistic Efforts. It may look complicated but it's not really.  I decided to re-draw her cutting instructions for you.  For instructions on how to fold and glue, you can click the link in the sentence above.

Album Piece (I used 2 of these)


Cover and Tags 
(I increased my spine from 2 1/4" to 2 1/2")


Once you've read Astrid's instructions, here's a diagram of how I like to fold the album.
 Using her numbers from the first diagram above.  I like to fold 1 up to 2, and 6 down to 5.

Then I fold the bundle at 2 behind 3, and the bundle at 5 behind 4.

And finally fold 4 up to 3.
Then continue with her instructions for gluing the album together, making pockets.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Santa Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  Winter has arrived here in Southern Manitoba with a bang.  And Christmas is less than 2 weeks away now!  So the challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is Santa, use a Santa on your project...and please note the challenge will run for 1 week!!

Challenge - Santa
Use Santa on your project
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.


Challenge runs for 1 week. 

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  4.26" x 5.5"
A big thank-you to Kenny K for supplying the DT with this Santa image!  I coloured him with Copics and used the Memory Box Grand Snow Globe die.  But I wasn't quite happy with the way it was coming together and decided to swap out the base for a cheery bow by Tattered Lace.


Inside:

Copics Used:
Santa Suit - R29, T8, E50
Bag - G17, G28
Beard - W0, W2, W5
Shadows - B91, 0

Recipe:  Digital SS-Kenny K Santa, PP-BoBunny Whiteout Solitude, Glitter CS Silver, Bazzill CS-red & black, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Memory Box-Countryside Landscape & Grand Snow Globe, Frantic Stamper-Elemental #7 Coved Labels, Tattered Lace Florentine Bow, WeR Memory Keepers-Quilted, Adhesive Gems-Holiday, Foam Squares, Copic Markers.  (inside:  CTMH SS-Holiday Joy, CTMH Ink-Cranberry, Versafine-Onyx Black)

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Memory Box Country Landscape Die
Frantic Stamper Elemental #7 Coved Labels Die
Memory Box Snow Globe Die
Tattered Lace Florentine Bow Die
WeR Memory Keepers Quilted Embossing Folder

Hope you can join us for the Santa Challenge,
Deneen

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Light in the Darkness Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's hard to believe that we are at the end of November, Christmas is right around the corner now.  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge and it's all about light...use something that glows like candles, lanterns, stars etc.

Challenge - Light in the Darkness
Use something that glows like candles, lanterns, stars etc.
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
 I made a lantern and matching card using the Sizzix Butterfly Lantern Die set.  It's a set that has the dies for the lantern, butterflies and greenry.



Cuttlebug Items Used:
Sizzix Butterfly Lantern Die Set
Taylored Expressions Brick Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Die

Hope you can join us for the challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  Can you believe it's the 1st of November?  It's also time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge, this time let's play Tic-Tac-Toe.  Don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe
Choose 3 items in a line, just like tic-tac-toe
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug



Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Embossing - Die Cuts - Purple
Purple is one of my favourite colours!!! And when I find patterned paper that is purple, I grab lots because I love using it...well, first I hoard it, how can I cut such pretty paper!?!  I embossed the pocket.


Here's what the little pull-out piece looks like.

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Secret Garden Arbor, Bazzill CS-light & dark purple, green & white, Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 2, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Right, Tattered Lace Borders & Corners, WeRMemory Keepers EF-Quilted, Memory Box-Arianna Sprig, Corner Rounder, Flower, Ribbon.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Spellbinders Scalloped Borders 2 Die
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Right Die
Tattered Lace Borders & Corners Die
WeRMemory Keepers Quilted Embossing Folder
Echo Park Thought Bubble & Hello Die

Hope you'll join us for a little Tic-Tac-Toe.
Deneen

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Something Spooky Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania and this time it's Something Spooky...let's see your ghosts, mummies, spiders, witches, kids in costume or just have lots of black on your project!  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug!

Challenge - Something Spooky
Ghosts, mummies, spiders, witches, kids in costume or lots of black.
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  5.5" x 5.5"
Aren't they cute?!!  I used patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs to make my card, I love how it all coordinates!  I cut out a frame using Spellbinders and finished it off with some glittery stars...very quick and easy.

Recipe:  Doodlebug Designs PP-Oct 31st Spellbound, Oct 31st Whimsy Webs, Oct 31st Bump In the Night & Boo's & Brews Jeepers Creepers, Bazzill CS-white & black, Glitter CS-black & silver, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, QuicKutz Stars Die, Foam Squares, Black Felt Pen.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares Die
QuicKutz Stars

Hope you can join us for the Something Spooky Challenge!
Deneen





Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Thanks Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Cuttlebug Mania Challenge.  Can you believe it's already October and here in Canada Thanksgiving is Oct. 10th so we thought a thank-you project would be just the ticket.

Challenge - Thanks
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I was going to go with Thanksgiving colours but changed my mind when I pulled out this die and embossing folder set by Marianne Designs.  It was calling out to be done in blues and grey, so that's what I did.  I love how the die matches the embossing pattern!!!

Recipe:  Bazill CS-White, grey, blue & dark blue, Versafine Ink-Onyx Black, Marianne Designs Extra Regency EF & Die, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Scallop Frame, Thanks SS-?, Just Rite SS-Grand Sentiments, Foam Squares, Flowers.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Marianne Designs Extra Regency Embossing Folder & Die
My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Scallop Frame Die

Hope you can join us for the Thanks Challenge!
Deneen

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hello, I'm still here!

 Hello and welcome here.  I just popped in to say hi and to let you know I'm still here.  I lost my dad at the end of August to cancer and we spent time as a family visiting him this past summer, and then returned for the funeral.  I haven't had much time to create but I'm ready to get back into the swing of things so you'll be hearing from me real soon.

Love you dad!!





Deneen

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